The definition of stoical is not showing emotion to joy, pain or unpleasantness.
When you are going through painful cancer treatments but you go through them without complaining or showing your emotions, this is an example of being stoical.
- showing austere indifference to joy, grief, pleasure, or pain; calm and unflinching under suffering, bad fortune, etc.
Origin of stoicalME: see Stoic and amp; -al
(comparative more stoical, superlative most stoical)